Caprese Salad

9 days ago

Finally a recipe . . . sorta


Now that I got to go grocery shopping and actually have the things and the means to cook, I present you this caprese salad, which is your basic salad minus the balsamic vinegar. Since I am not a big fan of it, I decided to skip it. However I plan on making it again here in a few days and what I am going to do, I will cook what they call a balsamic reduction, which is balsamic vinegar and honey simmered down or reduced if you please. I think that would be way way better than simple vinegar.

Ingredients:

  • EVOO;
  • baby heirloom tomatoes;
  • fresh mozzarella cheese;
  • salt and pepper to taste;
  • fresh basil leaves.

Directions:

Wash and cut your tomatoes, assemble the ingredients on a plate. Drizzle a desired amount of extra virgin olive oil on top, sprinkle some salt and freshly cracked black pepper or pepper medley. Enjoy!


The images were taken with a Canon EOS 5D Mark III and a Canon EF 24-105mm - F/4 lens.

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artwork by @kookyan

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ooh, this looks so lovely! I think this salad will be awesome with your reduction. here we get a fig balsamic glaze. It is soooo good!

I love your footer artwork 🐈

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I've never heard of fig balsamic reduction, but it sounds too tasty! I will need to read about it :) thanks!

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sure!! Its made from balsamic vinegar made from figs. Interesting hey?!

Awesome! looks tasty :) November, we still have those ingredients growing in backyard, except mozzarella hehe

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Oh nice! You know, you can make mozzarella at home? I saw a video once haha

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haha, yes - easy - palm oil, starch, milk powder LOL or that's what they do to stores :) you mean this mozzarella youtube classic? (if you don't mind me polluting your comments). My family weekend fun - browse authentic food making. Italian is my fav :)

hhhmmm. I think I saw this in steemit? Hehehe...

Kott I've missed your blog. Lol
This salad is new to me. But I love how they look. It will taste yummy in my mouth. Won't it? Lol.

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Yeah, I've been away here for a moment :) the salad is awesome if you like this combo of ingredients!

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You must be busy in the real world 😎
Atimes do you eat it plainly or with other dish like rice? 🤣

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You just eat this salad straight up. It's a salad! Or you can use that as a side to something else!

Looks refreshing and delicious! Have fun making the balsamic reduction. I love that it has a long shelf life. Looking forward to your post with the reduction.

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Thank you kindly @offoodandart :) I will try to come up with another caprese salad!

@kotturinn that is my favorite salad!! i eat that salad really often every week! and when in making it i always love the colors, and you just captured it at the best way with your amazing photography skils!!

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Happy you liked the pictures @malos10! I love Caprese as well, fresh and delicious!

Oh I love Caprese salads. I also make it on a cocktail stick for nibbles at parties.. a cherry tomato, baby bocconcini and a piece of basil wrapped around it. And balsamic vinegar drizzled over the top

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Italian cuisine is too good! I love light snacks like the one you described, throw an olive on that stick too, yum!

@kotturinn
you are really a food writer, looks great I think I would not even want to start eating if I get a bort, precisely because it is so beautiful

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Thank you Jack! ALways trying to get better at my craft :)

This looks so yummy! As it is, with balsamic vinegar or balsamic reduction I would eat it all!

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Agreed! You can't go wrong with a Caprese salad! :)

This looks so appetizing, now am famish..
And food like this are good for the skin.
But why is it called balsamic reduction please?

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Thank you :)

Balsamic reduction is when you reduce the amount of it by bringing it to a boil, that makes a thicker sauce, more of a glaze. Usually you'd add additional honey or maple syrup to it.

https://www.thenourishinggourmet.com/2014/01/how-to-make-balsamic-reduction-and-how-to-use-it.html

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Thanks for the info..
Would read it up..

Maybe something in stead of the balsamic, drizzeling some thin red onion compote over it?

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You know, I've never had an onion compote, but I love balsamic reduction that I make myself! Have you had that dressing with a caprese salad?

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Yess I did.. Honestly I do find it something that does with a lot of dishes. By cheese for the contrast, by steak for the sweetness and on a salad like this for the sharp bite. HUNGRY NOW!

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I'm gonna look into it, thanks for the recommendation!

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